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Top 12 Datanami Stories of 2019

2019 was an eventful year in the big data space, with enough intersecting story lines to keep a big data watcher enmeshed for hours – if not days -- on end. We did our best to trace the story lines out for you, dear re Read more…

Druid Developer Ramps Cloud-Native Approach

A real-time analytics startup founded by the authors of the Apache Druid database have raised additional funding as they ramp up product development based on the open-source data store. Imply said it has raised $30 mi Read more…

AWS Launches Cassandra Service

AWS today unveiled a serverless Cassandra service that ostensibly will give customers the scalability benefits of the NoSQL database but without the infamous management challenges that accompany it. Appropriately name Read more…

Confluent Reveals ksqlDB, a Streaming Database Built on Kafka

Confluent narrowed the distance separating Kafka-esque stream data processing and traditional database technology with today’s unveiling of ksqlDB, a new database built atop Kafka that the company intends to be the fut Read more…

Redis Labs Boosts Data Visualization, Cluster Recovery

Building and running Redis databases is about to get easier thanks to a pair of enhancements coming out of Redis Labs this week, including the new RedisInsight client interface that lets users visualize Redis data, as we Read more…

OmniSci ‘Hitting Its Stride,’ CEO Says

Aaron Williams, the vice president of community for OmniSci, loves doing live demos. Like a trapeze artist who works without a net, Williams shows no fear as stands on the stage and fires off queries from OmniSci's GUI c Read more…

Neo4j Gets Hooks Into Kafka

Today at the Kafka Summit, Neo4j unveiled a new product called Neo4j Streams that will make it easier to connect streaming data from Apache Kafka with the company's graph database. Analytics use cases, such as financial Read more…

When Not to Use a Database, As Told by Jun Rao

Databases are powerful abstractions that allow people and programs to manipulate large amounts of data in a predictable, repeatable way. There's a good reason why SQL is so important to modern data processing. But in som Read more…

4 Reasons Why It’s Critical to Integrate Front and Back-Office Data

For many businesses, despite best-in-class architecture, the front-end and back-end of their company exist as two functioning but separate parts of the whole enterprise. The front-end is where the customer interacts, but Read more…

Skills Are Critical in Data Science Job Hunt

Those planning a career in data science have a healthy job outlook, as demand for data scientists continues to grow. While an advanced data science degree can definitely help, it's becoming increasingly apparent that hav Read more…

Five Signs Your Cache-Based Database Architecture May Be Obsolete

The digital economy comprises business moments, critical fractions of seconds when lightning-fast chain reactions take place that transform data into insights and turn opportunities into business values. As data has incr Read more…

Cloud Now Default Platform for Databases, Gartner Says

Deploying a database to the cloud? You're not alone, according to Gartner, which says rapid growth in cloud deployments of databases over the past two years have turned clouds into the default modality and relegated on-p Read more…

Teradata Turns 40, Takes Off Gloves, Readies for a Fight

The past, present, and future of Teradata collided yesterday at the company's headquarters in San Diego, California, where 1,500 employees and guests – including four of the company's original founders -- gathered to c Read more…

ScyllaDB Gives Cohabitation of OLAP and OLTP A Shot

ScyllaDB today announced the availability of a new feature of its Apache Cassandra-compatible database called "workload prioritization" that it says will eliminate the need for organizations to maintain separate database Read more…

Microsoft Unveils New AI Tools and Services at Build 2019

Whether you're interested in using machine learning to build intelligent chatbots, wrangling big data flows, or deploying scale-out databases in the cloud, there was a little something for everybody unveiled today at Mic Read more…

ScyllaDB Rolls Cloud Database Service

Databases continue to migrate to the cloud with mix results, often requiring customers to choose between the convenience of cloud services and the countervailing costs associated with scaling and performance metrics like Read more…

Intel Builds Analytics, Database Use Cases for Optane

Intel offered a list of use cases for its Optane DC persistent memory technology during a company event this week, including Twitter’s effort to scale its Hadoop clusters using Optane and SAP HANA’s database improvem Read more…

Adaptability to Change Critical to Surviving Data Tsunami

As data continues to pile up, enterprises that maintain flexible approaches to managing and mining that data are the ones most likely to achieve competitive success, according to Gartner, which recently released its top Read more…

Benchmarking NoSQL Databases

Developers have a large number of databases to choose from today, particularly when it comes to newer NoSQL databases. Figuring out which databases excel in different areas can be tough, but the folks at Altoros aimed to Read more…

Has FaunaDB Cracked the Code for Global Transactionality?

An organization that wants to power a transactional application using a single database that spans multiple data centers around the world without giving up ACIDity has few good options. One solution is Google Spanner, bu Read more…

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